What Makes Vandevert Unique?
Low Density – Twenty owners share 400
acres for an average of twenty acres per owner. The average lot
size is about two and one half acres. The front and back of each lot face common
Rich Natural Landscape – Two miles of
the Little Deschutes River wind through the ranch, providing a lush
riparian environment. Much of the ranch is covered in forest.
Meadows provide wide open views of Mt. Bachelor and the Cascade
Beautiful Homes on a Consistent Log Theme –
The original Design Review Guidelines - calling for houses of log,
timber, and stone - were well-crafted and have been
enforced wisely and fairly ever since. Seventeen
high-quality homes now capture the pioneer heritage of the
ranch and express the individuality of their owners.
Owner Control – The ranch is entirely
owned and operated by the owners. The original developer no longer
has legal ties to the ranch. No outside company or organization has
any rights to use ranch land or property.
Good Governance – The original CC&R’s
have served the ranch well and have been amended only a few times
over the years. The owner’s annual meeting is well-attended. Ranch
business is managed the rest of the year by a board consisting of
five elected owners. Owners have always shown a great respect for
each other’s point of view and no serious disagreement has ever
disrupted life on the ranch.
Quality Equestrian and Kennel Facilities
– The ranch provides complete boarding facilities and care for
owner’s horses and dogs. The Animal Caretaker is a permanent member
of the staff. Facilities include the stable, the riding arena,
paddocks, pasture, and eight miles of riding trails. The facilities
are available only to the owners.
Private Fishing Pond – A 3.2 acre pond, twenty feet deep,
is stocked with rainbow trout. Over 1,000 feet of shoreline is
available to all owners for fly fishing.
A Place in History – William Plutarch
Vandevert founded his ranch in 1892, before Deschutes County or the city of Bend ever existed. The history of the Vandevert family and the ranch are described in many books on the region and summarized in Vandevert - The Hundred Year History of a Central Oregon Ranch, written in 2011 by Ted Haynes, a ranch resident, and Grace Vandevert McNellis, who grew up on the ranch in the 1930's and attended the one-room schoolhouse that is still located on the ranch.
Proximity to Great Golf – The famous
Crosswater Golf Course neighbors the ranch and most ranch owners are
members. Golf Digest
named Crosswater the best new resort course in 1995. Nearby Sunriver offers two more courses, one of which was designed by
Robert Trent Jones. Yet the ranch itself incurs neither the cost or
the management burden of maintaining a golf course.
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